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Making the right choice for the collaborative tool…

… well, tool or vehicle on some occasions… Over 10 years ago, when I was taking my flying lessons, the instructor taught me that it’s the pilot who has the control over the plan, never the other way around. It’s a paramount lesson applicable to the maneuverability of the plane, …

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A bug rapidly resolved first needs to be well handled!

All developers received at some point bad bug reports. There reports that do not say anything (“It’s not working!”). Other reports make no sense or do not give sufficient information or even information that is false! Bugs may result from negligence of development teams (even though it is sometimes difficult …

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What?!? …is beyond active listening?

When my son was young, and not responding to my inquiry, I asked if something was wrong with his hearing and he responded: “No mother, my hearing is just fine, it’s my listening that is the problem.” We all know the importance of soft skills—one of the most important being …

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The Holy Grail of Agility?

The Agile Manifesto It is often read, recited, and learned by heart, but insufficiently implemented. As a foundation, the Manifesto supports Agility and practitioners. It is the reason why we call Agile practitioners “Agilists”. Why is it so difficult to implement? Isn’t it about human relations that are more real, …

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This mysterious box labeled “Agile”

For some odd reason, I regularly ask myself why companies decide to adopt Agile practices. When I have conversations about it with various people, here are some of the popular reasons that show up: “We want our teams to be more accountable and committed to their projects.” “We want to …

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Why a Sunset graph?

The main purpose of the Sunset graph is to monitor the team’s progress while following the project scope. This graph allows you to visualize the project’s progress. It makes it easier for managers to understand, at a high level, the issues encountered by the team. Managers can then focus on …

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An Agile manager opening his heart…

Today I’m tired. Everything was much simpler when I was a developer. It was the time of clarity. Things were black or white, true or false… I could easily see if I was doing the right thing. If it was working, it was the right thing! The simplicity resided in …

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Velocity, a measure that is useful!

In my previous post entitled “Velocity, a measure that is false!”, we’ve covered bad ways of using the notion of velocity. Here’s an excerpt: In Scrum, **velocity** is the number of story points “done” during a sprint (and “done” depends on the definition formulated by the team). It is an indicator …

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Being Agile when the client doesn’t care…

For over 20 years, I have started and carried out software development projects for clients. That means a great number of projects! During all these years, I’ve rarely met clients who were very interested in the development process. In fact, to be more precise, they often wish to know if …

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Quality aspects to remember when starting an Agile project

On the IT side as well as on the client side, no one would dare say that the quality of their software is not important. Software must first and foremost be flawless, without any defects visible to the users. But is this enough? Do we make sufficient efforts when starting …

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